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The first image in the Introduction shows an view of Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. It is from John MacCulloch, A description of the western islands of Scotland, including the Isle of Man (London, 1819). See exhibit item 50.

The second image is a view of eroded basalt formations in the Vivarais region of France; it is taken from George Poulett Scrope, Memoir on the geology of central France; including the volcanic formations of Auvergne, the Velay, and the Vivarais (London, 1827). See exhibit item 63.

Larger versions of both images appear below. A click on either image will return you to the Introduction.